The Virginian-Pilot recently ran an article, Tourist spending in Outer Banks sets a record in 2012,  After reading the article I wondered where the 2013 numbers would end up.  My personal feeling from living and working on the Outer Banks was that, Yes, it was going to be a record year.  So, I decided to see if things were leaning that way,and decided to take an informal poll of local business owners. 

Having recently met with Outer Banks business owners in a number of different industries it does appear that 2013 will be a record year for tourism along the Outer Banks.  From local restaurant and hotel owners to property managers the general thought was 2013 would be another record setting year.

For those looking to invest in a home on the Outer Banks that is good news.  Strong rental seasons can lead to strong rental incomes making the Outer Banks an attractive place to buy a vacation home.  

If you've made a trip to the Outer Banks this year, let us know what you think.  Did it seem like more people than usual?  Did you feel stores were more crowded or restaurants busier?  Let us know what you think in the coments section below.  We look forward to hearing your opinion. 

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